Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 18, 1952 · Page 20
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April 18, 1952

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 20

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10-1 . NCMIMWBT AIXAMAi nMH. tay*nt*«*. Aiicmw. Friday, April II, 1 Ml I Highest Producing tat Herd Developed In Benton County; Animals Kept On Farm East Of Bentonville v«na. Cuba buyer who uUflj t» , They're n»t finicky, mind you, just I sun a foit dtir? -- joat milk is ; sanitary. j bringing 70 cent* i quirt there. I Mrs. Craver plans to have her i Mn. Crtrer An Authority does freshen in the spring. Since ' Mrs. Craver heru-lf is re«irded i the - v muit bf Club Members Feed Out 31 Beef Steers As Projects; Number Have Registered Heifers pens. Some of the 4-H members want to build registered herds of- their ov/n so they can raise their ov.'n iteer calves to teed out. The ilecr calves are purchased II; HOB PF.ARMAN «* prixlunng. .officially tested. herd o! milk goats in the .ire !ffe.'.\ by Mrs. F. N. Craver at the Del Norte farm on Highway 72, two milp! east of Bentor.ville. Oost railing is a hi? business fnr Mm. Craver. She annually st\',t tnrr.f 50 head of kxil at an Livestock Expo? hemisphere affair. At the exposition Mr*. Craver met and talked with the veterinary who atterided the first French Alpine goats herd has been on !*'. 14 y e a r s ' j n Illinois, five were bought in j three girls have purchased a total j crov/d. The 4-H members must longer than any o'hrr Frer.ch Al: N'onhwest Arkansas, four came'of 11 registered beef heifer.- to : see thai the calves' feet »re trim- pines. Their Lady j-eneiope. who' fro:n Kansas, and Jhe other calves 'feed and show as their 4-H proj- i mod and also that the calves are were secured from breeders in ect this year. Most of these boys ; v/ashed during the summer and* broke *1I records, as a two-year- ' while they were held in quarari- °' d - was the (irst French Alpine · Nortnwest Arkansas..The major:; arid girls" have ed out beef calves ; early fall to brinu out quality in tire at H»vana prior to their emry Roat fver testc/i - In !9;)1 as * fl *~ i t y of those purchased in Northwest before. With the registered heifers i the sK'i and hair, ·crajtf price of SIM. Mrs. Graver jnto tn . United State?. Upon see- '·" "W -' he "* 3 new record iw . Arkansas -.vere raised by j and her huibsnd, who died ' in ing pictures of Mrs: Graver's pres- i a " breeds'with 4.632.1 !bs of mil* :'j,,j, on county breeders. ! i»4."i. have at one time or another ·· ent herd, the doctor expressed the '· --132.7* !bs of butterfat IE a 305 I owned all four of the standard : belief that the breed has under- day test. [breeds of dairy, goats. But f i n a l l y ' gone vast improvement since be- ins imported in 1922. home after the Fairs are over-Club members are recoming in- ' the calves will not go to slaughter ' (ho T'MES dtllr. Keel up with th» ttmec-- read they derided !n keep the Alplr.e to ' ; the exr'usion of ail nther br?pd«. . i Not faecal.-?!- the others are not i valuable animals. .but rather he- '. : cause they fell that the Alpine i ; were tip* in hardiness and milk i production. The Graver's 'Goatery" is nov/ Record Breaker I devoted to producing breeding i stock of the French Alpine breed. ; 1 The kid* are sold at four month* : · o! age. Buvfr; come from all 4 8 ; Mn. F- ·*'· Cnver, ovrav of the Del J»orte farm. «(anm by some «; her ' S ' a t M Hawaii Canada Mexico Elia loaa. The foaU tit mUked in i completely modern seven-stall \ in( j ' c uba Just 'this sp'rinj M"! ' milking birn. Craver shipped 10 sozls to a Ha- ; Better Farms for Better Living Better Farms... Better Living is a good slogan for everyone. It's a good one for us because it means better business. We supply electric service to many farms directly. We also supply electric power and low wholesale, rates to farm electric co-operatives which helps them serve their members better and at lower cost. Through our rural development department we work constantly with farmers and farm groups , . . helping them get greater value from electric service. We're always ready to cooperate in every way with every farm program which will result in better farming and better living. )OUTHW[STCRN MS AHO ; Thi* Is Yvonne Del Norte. who has : broken all-milk and butter pro] duction records for milk goats of any hreed. In a 365-d-ay test she Two Kills A Year ' Tne does drop an average of two ' kids a year. This period of gestation is five month?. Mrs. Craver : wants htr dspes to come into production at from 18 to 20 months. Two does dropped quadruplets a t : :· the Del Norte farm las'. yesr. Trip- . ; lets are common, but the owner j ; thinks that twins are best to in- | ! sure quality. Kids are fed warm ' '; milk until they are four to six i i months of aee. The .does are milk- · ; ed in a completely modem, glis- ; tening clean, seven-Eta!! milking i j'bam. i : The herd was never oh pasture ; : until the animals came to Arksn- ; sas' and even here they seldom i graze. They are fed alfalfa hay | the year around, and don't like ; anything else. While in produc- | tion they are fed one pound of ! mixed grain feed at milking time, i Dry does are fed one pound daily. Mrs. Craver thinks that a 16 per prbduced 5.094.5 pounds of milk -- : CC nt dairy ration is about right 32 times her body weight-- and j Mr5 ^ f iver fig ure s that a bale ,,, a)fal{a wi n -- , . · uui m i i e i i ilia \ c j i v i n g , 'it, *-n-n.iv bought the 90-»cre farm and p r o ; d( , budder is used to dc hom the i 195.S pound* of butterfat. She is ; now seven year? old. j Before coming fo Bejiton Coun! ty in the fall of 1948. the Gravers : lived in El Psso, Texas. They | cam* In the Ozarks seekins a ! more suitable climate for an ail- j inj member of the family. They '· ceeded to improve it. The house I and barns have been completely · remodeled. Sixty acrei of perms; nent pastuce. consisting of fescue. i Ladino clover, white Dutch, etc., ; have been planted and now · tr»tts some 40-bead of registered · Jerseys owned by Mr?. Graver's ; daughter. Mrs. Lou Caceras. This ; extensive livestock operation re- i quire? additional ground, which ; they rent. j It was through the illness of her j dau|hter that Mrs. Craver first ; j ventured into the dairy gost a Koa t a week, j Jn that tirnc it wou ]d also consume 14 pounds of grain.- but at the .tame time would produce about 40 quarts of milk testing j from 3.5 to 5 per cent butterfat. These are average figures. Some of the kids are born polls, but others have horns. An electric kids when they are a day or two old. "Never let them go very long," Mrs. Craver advises. · OuUUndinic Records ' Some of the records net by does ·: in the Del Norte herd tre indeed ; phenomenal. Yvonne Del Norte is one of the highest tested does. As : a two-year old she produced 5.: , 094.4 pounds of milk and 195.5 ; pounds of butterfat in ft 365-dsy · ! test. At her peak she rave three ! gallons a day. Her high 'month was 620 pounds. During this one year ' test she produced 32 times her business in Texas. After « friend advised her to try giving her sick ' daughter goat's milk, the Graver's j '"Y; *$TMM in i boufht, "just a goat." Fjom this ! ^i",*"TM ; chance beginning they became in- ' Publications, terejted in the purebred milk goats and acquired mnre and better one» until their herd today is unsurpassed. Milk U»«« To Reeoverr The French Alpine goat was first introduced into this country by a Dr. Del^angle who believed that he owed his very life to goat milk. He drank the milk 1n treatment for a disease which doctors had pronounced hopeless--and recovered. Dr. DeLangie brought three bucks and 18 does to this country in 1922. The Gravers acquired their first Alphini- from Mrs. Mary Rock of Santa Barbara. Calif. The French Alpine is one of the larfest of the milk goat breeds. They are hardy: In, 25-years of testing Mr?. Graver has not found I · a single case of Bangs or T.B. And j Brazil has completed its 12th most important to the breeder of and final airstnp of a string Iea4- dairy goat*, they have a t r e - mendous capacity for milk production. Tbey : 'have no set color, but range from pure white to pure black. One of the most frequent, and Mrs. Craver considers the most beautiful, is the cou blanc, i Goats thus marked have black Itgs. black over the hips, and a black shawl on top the head. own body weight. Yvonne's picture appears in advertirments for all leading farm P' Gloria Del Norte, T»If sister to Yvonne, has produced two and ; one-half gallons of »llk a day i Mrs. Craver doesnt advise pros- j pective goat breeders to jump into ; the business expecting to mstch \ her sales and garner a quick ; profit. "It takes years to get es- · tablished in this business, and a reputation Is necessary for top sales," she says. The Gravers brought the name 'Del Norte with them from F,l Paso. It is a Spanish idiom meaning, "of the North." and was the name of their goaterr there. Testing for proven production is the ambition of the Del Norte goatery and nothing is spared to bring about the proper care and handling of this famous herd. ing from Msnaus on the Amazon southeast to Rio de Janeiro. Nearly 84 per cent of all telephones in the. statewide system of the New York Telephone Co. are dial phones. Last year France opened . its first continuous hot strip-roiling Mrs. Craver considers her goats : mil! at Denain. the cleanest of animals. Far from ; " citing Siewspapers and tin cans : Iron resources are being de- like the comic strip Billy, they 1 i vcloped to rcp'.ars ihe dwindling won't even eat their feed if they ; reserves of the Lake Superior think another goat has sniffed it. ' region. "The School You'll Like" As Ever -33 Years Personal Service to Northwest Arkansas CLASS OF "52" CALLING 1952 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES Enroll in our Summer School and continue the course until graduation. Jobs are constantly opening-we cannot fill all calls received by us. WRITE FOR INFORMATION Congratulations to Agriculturists, Fanners and All Laborers FAYETTEVILLE BUSINESS COLLEGE H. 0. Doris, President -- FRANK W. 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